The Organizer has announced that the 51st edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai 7s will celebrate their anniversary at the desert this December 2-4 marking the kick off of HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 despite the Covid-19 pandemic causing the cancellations of the 2020 tournaments.
Tournament Director, Thomas Burwell is looking forward for the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and the Emirates Dubai 7s “It’s with huge excitement that we have the opportunity to announce our 2021 date. We understand from teams and players across the world how excited they are to return to the desert this coming December”
“The addition of Cricket is very exciting as more sports men, women boys and girls will get the chance to take part in this iconic tournament. Cricket will bring its own flavour and showcase the facilities of The Sevens Stadium”
“We are also very happy to be returning to our traditional dates on the opening weekend of December and due to a reformatting of the schedule we will be welcoming an increased number of teams in Rugby & Netball this year. Entries for all three sports will open on March 1st”
“I would like to thank UAERF, World Rugby and the local government stakeholders for their ongoing support of the tournament”
“Asia Rugby President Qais Abdulla Al Dhalai, said “we are pleased to see the planning for the return of the Emirates Dubai 7s and stand in solidarity with all stakeholders to make this an unforgettable event that will be hosted by Emirates in conjunction with the United Arab Emirates Rugby Federation. We look forward to the participation from Asian Nations at this top-class global 7s event. As a new leader for the Asian Region, I look forward to seeing an increase in Asian participation to this event.”
The annual Festival will also welcome cricket in the world class ovals of the sevens stadium alongside rugby and netball. With much anticipation for mass participation from local, regional and international competitions. The Emirates Dubai 7s will feature up to a whopping 350 teams across the sports in 2021. 50% of the lines up will be from international teams which will mark the event as a truly global celebration of sports in the desert.